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IBM to license Power chips to keep them relevant

IBM has decided to license the Power chip architecture to customers, who can then build chips based on the design. A collection of companies, including Nvidia and Google, will also join IBM in creating the OpenPower consortium to advance cloud computing.

IBM improves density of new Flex System servers

IBM has introduced x86 and Power processors with a new dual-chip server module that will help speed the deployment of cloud and virtualized environments.

State dumping IBM after IT project runs 42 months late, $60 million over budget

The state of Pennsylvania will not renew its services contract with IBM regarding the development of a modernized unemployment compensation system.

Server Hardware Down, But Not Out Yet

IBM’s effort to sell off its server hardware business is a sign of an ominous trend, but don’t toss out your servers just yet.

IBM Throws Its Weight Behind Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry’s open source development platform achieves a new level of credibility and relevance with vote of confidence from IBM.

Wall Street Beat: Software a bright spot as tech results bring gloom

Though software sales provided a ray of light in otherwise mixed results this week, gloom settled over the tech sector Friday in the wake of bellwether IT quarterly earnings reports.

IBM says profit, revenue fell but raises expectations for year

A rebound for IBM failed to materialize in the second quarter, as profit and sales declined along with a slump in revenue from hardware and services.

Oracle, IBM to unwrap new Unix server processors at conference

Demand for mainframe and high-performance Unix servers is falling, but a new wave of SPARC and IBM Power chips for the servers will be unwrapped at the Hot Chips conference in late August.

Hewlett-Packard can't afford to let competition keep winning

IBM came to Las Vegas for a recent event to do battle, while HP came to give executives face time. This was like bringing a knife to a gun fight.

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IBM speeds up DB2 10.5, remolds it as a Hadoop killer

In the new update of DB2, released Friday, IBM has added a set of acceleration technologies, collectively code-named BLU, that promise to make the venerable database management system (DBMS) better suited for running large in-memory data analysis jobs.